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coming from the city attorney then for me. >> we have more item of -- one more item before us. there is one final topic for this hearing which is a tenant relocation. >> this might have to come later. there has been an earlier question about the assistance of tenant relocation. perhaps you can speak to this. >> thank you, supervisor.
this calls out a number of sites that if the city fulfills the requirements of the california environmental quality act and certifies the eir, this could be a venue site for the america's cup. they have tenants in all of those facilities who would be impacted by this. we are obviously very concerned about our tenants. the port has provided and will continue to provide regular updates to their tenants about information in the public records to make sure that they are aware of a host of thing you agreements. the staff has started out reached to those tenants to offer one-on-one meetings to give that information.
a number of other city agencies, treasure island development authority, the redevelopment agency has experience with this kind of tenant relocation effort. if see what is approved, we would seek their advice as well. -- if seek whaceqa bid is approe would seek their advice. after the final eir is certified, the port would identify the available space and the tenants' needs. also the types of space that is available both on pork property
and the private-sector turned to we currently don't have sufficient vacancies for all the tenants that would be impacted by this. any tenant relocation plans would go to the port commission for its approval. that is where we stand on the tenant relocation peace. >> i think we can go to public comment now. >> why don't we open this item up for public comment?
t-shirts. the disposition of the 330. i strongly disagree with the city attorney's determination. this is a giveaway. this is a gift of public funds. we are $30 million, if you can believe mr. rose's determination. you are getting nothing for it. san francisco is one of the longest tenants. if you look at the pretty pictures, this is being thrown away. the rest of the tenants and the peers have received notices from the port authority. give them money. the place right next to the house is the -- restaurant they were given a nine-year lease.
rain now, pier 30 turn to 1000 people come there for every given baseball game. i am one of them. for $10, to get an honest hamburger, french fries, and a couple of beers. those people will be very unhappy. i asked the director and what would be the fate of the host agreement. >> this is an institution. this subject matter is subject to the hearing. on lot 330, let's put this in perspective. this city has based a $300 million liability and i would ask you for $30 million.
this is a giveaway. >> thank you. >> next speaker please. >> i would like to stipulate that i like that house as well. thank you for the yeah opportunity to speak to the committee. i made taxpaying citizen and i am pleased that you are taking some much time and energy in scrutinizing this deal of the december 14th and the final deal. i have also been impressed with the integrity, the skill, and the negotiating talent of the city family team that negotiated
this deal. my profession is mergers and acquisitions. i have done over 50 deals in my life, mostly with technology companies. in every single one of those deals, from the time that the term she was issued and the time the deal gets done, there are many changes that take place. a skilled board and negotiating team has the latitude to make certain changes within that that i know that you granted. i have been to auckland, new zealand, of valencia, spain, to watch the america's cup and i have witnessed firsthand the changes that have happened and those cities. a great legacies of change that have occurred in the port, the cities, and tourism for those cities. i applaud you and approving this agreement and helping to make this deal happen. i also know that the obligations
are far less for this america's cup then it was in valencia, or auckland. the city and state of san francisco got a tremendous deal with the america's cup event authority. i would like us to focus on those things we have to do, literally thousands of tasks that need to get done before we are on the world stage in less than two and a half years. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i would like to say thank you for support staff and all of those who negotiated the deal.
we must understand that they were negotiating under pressures. i think that we have been remarkably civil in the discussions around the america's cup and quite unified. however, i think that supervisor campos is correct, there will be people coming out and sniping and firing at this. we have to make sure that this deal is watertight and complete the above any type of the tax. i think that the supervisor must have heard rumors that these things are being planned and we should try to make it so that those can be warded off easily. >> thank you.
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say goodnight >> and the other members of the public that wish to speak on this item. public item is closed. >> i would like to thank the budget analysts office for their work on this and to thank the port authority, the city family, and the organizing committee for their response. i believe that this is -- this process is ongoing and an evolutionary process based on what is being negotiated between the city and the organizing authority. i think it it is important that while time might not allow for
this that if mr. rose would like to respond to any of the specifics. i do not know how we will come down on the side on the question of the material changes or not. i don't think we have an answer here today. this would not be party to the ongoing progress of how the cup is unfolding and to see when there are other opportunities for the transaction to come before us.
this deal was developed. we will be able to see what those aggregate impact like. there is one thing that i want to city attorney to talk about and this is relative to the question of the charitable trust. i'm not clear as to who holds the charitable trust of the cup, whether it is the golden gate yacht club or held by the new york courts. this is an unresolved issue where i am not sure if it is resolved or not. i will want to get some opinion as to has jurisdiction on this question. i don't know if this is something that you can follow up on that it would be helpful to get some understanding of that.
this indicates a question of due process and conflict of interest depending on who is doing the negotiating on behalf of the city and who would reap as benefits, rewards, liabilities. thank you to everyone. i look forward to moving forward in this discussion. i believe that we can file the report and continue this hearing to the call of the chair because i have a feeling that there will be post script information by mr. rose and by the rest of the city. i am not aware of any member of the board of supervisors that was party to the negotiations.
we would not have been allowed up to december 14th but we have been there in an attic total weight. i was not aware of any member of the board that had been intimately involved in what was called a discreet negotiations. there was also not a clear report process to the board of supervisors as to the outcome of those negotiations as well. i would encourage their to be some installment of the communicative process that is not just wait for a hearing three months later but either conveys to the members of the board of supervisors or the budget committee as to those new developments that take place or in pending developments that may take place in order to sculpt the deal. if we can look forward incorrect
that process. thank you. >> thank you. >> we would welcome that because of the length of this hearing, and you might not want to add further topics to what we are discussing. we could potentially talk about the implementation and what we would welcome his regular scheduled hearings and whatever meeting that they think is appropriate. >> there are new terms and the long-term development rights which will begin to be flushed out. those will be subject to the scrutiny of the budget analysts.
leading up to decisions that have been made, it would be helpful to have some pipeline to the board of supervisors and through the budget committee or whoever to explain whatever is in cuba. that would be more helpful. >> what we have as an action to continue this item to the call of the chair and i believe from the conversation that the office of economic and workforce development welcomes the opportunity to continue this. i would like to say thank you for your updates. we did receive this and it talked about the major changes. we did receive that as a whole from the board but perhaps we want people to flush out what this means. if we can do this without objection. >> a resolution approving a memorandum of understanding between the city and the port
commission regarding the 34th america's cup under charter section b 7320. >> this is not a very controversial item. i believe that people agree with the recommendations. >> i will try to be brief. we're very pleased to offer a fiscal assets and staff efforts in support of this historic event. we have been working to develop strategies that developed financial stability while meeting our obligations. this is one strategy. we will be before you in the
spring to seek your advice and approval of other strategies. we recognize that the economic benefits would not be confined to the port bow would accrue to the city as a whole. in light of our costs, the mayor's office proposed and the board of supervisors approved a that the city would use fund- raising and general funds with the tax increment to reimburse the port for revenue lost from the event and other port costs. as you will see from this chart, this demonstrates the cost and benefits and how they accrue to the port. these are preliminary numbers
from the budget that you saw on december 14th. while the budget will change, the dynamic holds true. but costs are about equal between the port and the city. it is important that the general fund applies for the transfer. >> this is say contingent -- and we recommend simplifying this to address route lost consistent with the applications. the payment is structured to minimize costs to the general fund. while making the porthole, the worst case scenario is that the
loss would total $9 million. we estimate the loss will total $6.7 million. this is not include the lease types -- sites. as this is drafted, there is a contribution of $6.5 million for the terminal shortfall. we recommend that that is deleted. one of the major benefits among many moving from the northern waterfront alternative was the ability to combine the ports already planned capital project and the cruise ship terminals
with the event authority is staging of the event. this provided additional financing for the cruise ship terminal and also a way to stage those improvements. we believe that 6.5 million would resolve the shortfall. we have not looked at the context of providing -- to the event authority and what that means in terms of occupancy and safety. we are working on conceptual design and we would like you to look at this project completely in the context of fiscal responsibility and feasibility in april. we will analyze the project.
this is currently drafted and provides a contingent funding. we recognize -- we recommend that this also be struck. this is in the budget appropriation. also in the context regarding eligible costs and the context in which the city will manage expenditures. we think that will give you a more comprehensive review. in short, this addresses the key issues, the payment and rent, and provides financial stability. they are very grateful to the budget analyst for understanding the financial stability and the economic contribution that we make. the other issues for review this spring in the budget process. i'm here to answer any questions. we agree with all the budget
analyst recommendations except for one. there is a recommendation that you limit the amount of reimbursement for rent loss to our projections + 10%. while this is a good projection, we have never embarked upon something like this before and the concept is to reimburse us for the loss and give us the ability to issue debt for the terminal project. >> thank you. if we can go to the budget analyst report. >> we have summarized our report on pages 17 and 18 and i will just go right to the recommendations. they have pretty much been explained.
we are amending the title to delete the general principles requiring the port and the comptroller to monitor the 34th cost and use the efforts. we don't think that this should be in there. we recommend that you request the control to delete the provision regarding reimbursement by the america's cup organizing committee. the direct reimbursements should not be part of this proposed mou. there is a limitation on the amount that would be transferred from the general fund. and our estimate is to put a threshold. there would be a 10%
contingency over the three years. finally, we request the comptroller and the port to amend the -- and all the provisions relating to appear 27. we consider approval for this to be a policy decision. this is between our suggestions to allow the comptroller and the port to make amendments. >> thank you very much. is there anything that you would add? >> thank you. only that we appreciate the work. we agree with the recommendations. >> why don't we open this up for public comment? >> public comment is closed.
so, we have the reimbursement and payment in lieu of rent that we have complemented -- contemplated before. this spells out what we mean in terms of a definition of what the loss would be. those are pretty reasonable calculations and a pretty reasonable formula. from my understanding, the port agrees with the budget analyst recommendations - the cap on the amount to be transferred with the intention that some flexibility might be needed just in case we need it for coverage. >> that is correct. >> if there is an agreement tw